Friday, September 23, 2011

Snapshot Friday!

My guy is the best!  He brought me to a place that has enough old photos for sale to have Snapshot Friday for the rest of my life.  Now you guys don't have to look at my boring ol' photos on Fridays anymore....if I posted one, I've been so bad lately.

I'm happy because I've missed the old timey photo Fridays.  I can't wait to go pick out some more from my new favorite store.

Look at the handsome devil I have for you guys today.
Gorgeous, huh?!  Kind of reminds me of Gene Kelly.  And that deckle edge?  Swoon.  This one definitely has me longing for a bygone era. 

I've got a ton of projects to share with you guys, once my sorry butt gets them in the mail.  See you soon!  I have the weekend off and plan on spending a lot of time working on bloggy/etsy stuff.  Hopefully making up for my extreme lack of activity around these parts lately. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I'm a Bookworm Part III

Well, I tried to share this with you guys yesterday but it didn't work out.  Therefore today's post will be brought to you by the words, Technical Difficulties.  Somehow I've misplaced my card reader so I had to wait until I could use the boy's sexy beast of a computer.

Seems silly posting about a specific day once it's already passed, but here we go.  Yesterday was September 13th, also known as Roald Dahl Day.  Did you know there was such a thing?!  Awesome, huh?  Check out the official site, tons of cute stuff for the kiddos...or the young at heart.  Warning: there is happy music that may scare the heck out of you if your volume is loud.  I know this for a fact.

I absolutely adore his books and read most of them as a child.  To be honest, I'll probably be re-reading them for the rest of my life.  He's also written adult fiction which I can't wait to get my hands on someday.  I'm sure you know most of his children's stories have been made into movies, but if you've never read them- you must!  They're quirky and full of dark humor, but still maintain a sense of innocence...a combination hard to achieve.  For me, it's hard to pick a favorite!  Do you have a favorite Roald Dahl book?

Oh, hey!  Speaking of books, have you seen the new Feeling Stitchy button on my sidebar?  There is a contest for embroidered book covers on now through November 7th.  If you're a stitcher who loves to read, you must check it out.  I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!  I'm going to draw up a few things this week and see if I can get it together in time.

Be back sooner next time, promise :)  Bye for now, I'm off to work.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Big Winner!

Last week I received a check in the mail for my 1st place win.   Wait, what?!  Yeah, that's what I thought.  I had no idea what in the Sam Hill they were talking about.  Turns out, my grumpy ol' Gargoyle DID win at the fair!  I was totally surprised, seeing as how I not only attended the fair, but I had also already picked up my piece and had not heard anything about this.  I guess since it was displayed low, some brave kid took it or it fell off?  Either way, they gave me another one!

Apparently, not only did I win, I won first place.  Holy guacamole, I'm shocked!  Here's my plentiful bounty-

Don't spend it all in one place right?!  Just thought I would share, since I was pumped.  Can't wait to add to my ribbon collection.  I need some big poofy ones!

Oh, on a side note, I'm blogging from my honey's new Mac.....swoon.  So nice.  I think I'm in love.  And he's teaching me Lightroom.  Aww yeah, great photos here I come.  Good thing he's patient. 

Sorry it's been so long.  I've been crazy busy with work and there's been some commotion on the household front looking for a new roomie.  I promise, I'll get with it again soon.  Love you guys for your patience with my lazy butt.  See you soon!  Have a lovely Friday night.  I'll be off to bed soon, ready to pop up at 5am for work- blech.